- DAY OF ACTION TO RAISE THE WAGE
- Jan 29 11AM
- Westminster Presbyterian Church and State Capitol, Albany NY
Rally and interfaith service calling for increase in minimum wage – Albany NY
Tuesday, Jan. 29 2013 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: March from Westminster Presbyterian Church to the Capitol—11 a.m.
Rally and Interfaith Service at Million Dollar Staircase—12 p.m.
Deliver Petition Signatures to New York State Senate—12:45 p.m.
WHO: Raise the Minimum Wage Coalition
Michael Mulgrew, President, United Federation of Teachers
Stuart Appelbaum, President, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
Rev. Que English, New York City Clergy Roundtable
Rev. Michael Ellick, Occupy Faith
Bishop Orlando Findlayter, Churches United to Save and Heal
Myrna Capaldi, Worker Justice Center of New York
WHY: At $7.25 per hour, New York’s minimum wage remains decades out of date. With growing numbers of New Yorkers relying on low-wage jobs to survive, too many do not earn enough to afford basic expenses. Governor Cuomo has proposed raising New York’s minimum wage to $8.75 per hour. New Yorkers from across the state will call on Albany lawmakers to do everything in their power raise the minimum wage to at least $8.75 per hour, with indexing to allow for annual adjustments that keep pace with the rising cost of living.